The Perils of Indecision

Do you have trouble making decisions?  Is a decision as simple as what to eat for dinner or which movie to see enough to send your head spinning?  Do you second-guess your decisions immediately after you make them and wish you could turn back the clock and do something different? Indecisiveness is a common problem and one I’ve suffered from tremendously over the years.  I have driven myself crazy when wrestling with all types of decisions, from the large to the seemingly insignificant.  I have … [Read more...]

Fear… Only a Thought

“Fears are merely thoughts, and thoughts can be released.” - Louise Hay The quote above begins Chapter 4 of the “You Can Heal Your Life Companion Book,” the chapter which focuses on fearful emotions. Although I have been diligently working through all of the exercises in this book, I have decided to only post on those that are most impactful to me and which I feel will be most relevant to my readers. In this post, I share some of the exercises from Chapter 4 and my responses, as well as some … [Read more...]

Facing Our Fears

NOTE: This article was originally posted to my previous blog, “The Healing Project,” in May 2010. Fear is a normal emotion and a natural part of life.  We all have things which we’re afraid of, and many of our fears are actually healthy and adaptive.  Fear can help us to steer clear of dangerous situations and it can help us to navigate safely through treacherous encounters.  While some fears can be healthy and helpful, other fears are actually detrimental to our happiness and … [Read more...]